In our backyards, on our porches, and outside our synagogues, Jews mark the fall harvest by building sturdy—yet fragile—structures out of natural materials, symbolizing both human vulnerability and God’s protection. No harvest holiday is complete without its fertility symbols, and Sukkot—when we wave the lulav and etrog—is no exception.



Sukkah Prayer for Abused Women

From Shalom Bayit, San Francisco
The organization urges affixing a purple ribbon to the sukkah and reciting this prayer for those who have experienced abuse or who do not enjoy peace and safety in their own homes.   more